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Linux System Mining with Python

In this article, we will explore the Python programming language as a tool to retrieve various information about a system running Linux. Let’s get started.

Which Python?

When I refer to Python, I am referring to CPython 2 (2.7 to be exact). I will mention it explicitly when the same code won’t work with CPython 3 (3.3) and provide the alternative code, explaining the differences. Just to make sure that you have CPython installed, typepython or python3 from the terminal and you should see the Python prompt displayed in your terminal.

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